Journalist T.D. Allman (Finding Florida: The True History of the Sunshine State) will sign his book of history at 2 p.m. March 9 at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa.
The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee's People of the Book series presents bestselling author Robert Edsel (The Monuments Men) at 7 p.m. Monday at Riverview High School Auditorium, 1 Ram Way, Sarasota. Tickets cost $36 at jfedsrq.org.
Cathedral Church of St. Peter's book talk series presents Navita Cummings James, associate professor of communications at the University of South Florida, speaking on The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color Blindness by Michelle Alexander at noon Tuesday at the church, 140 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. Free; lunch available, $5.
The "YA Chicks," authors Jessica Khoury (Vitro), Amy Christine Parker (Gated), Christina Farley (Gilded), Anna Banks (Of Poseidon) and Jessica Brody (Unremembered), will discuss and sign their YA novels at 7 p.m. Tuesday in TECO Hall, Saint Leo University, 33701 State Road 52, St. Leo; and at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave.
Dr. Sampson Davis (Living and Dying in Brick City) will discuss and sign his memoir about working in an inner-city hospital at 7 p.m. Thursday at Inkwood Books.
The Patriot Tour, featuring bestselling author Marcus Luttrell (Lone Survivor), Taya Kyle (widow of Chris Kyle, author of American Sniper) and other veterans, will be onstage at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St., Tampa. Information at PatriotTour.com; tickets cost $76.10 at ticketmaster.com.
Fiction writer Erin McGraw (Better Food for a Better World) will read her work at 7 p.m. Thursday at the President's Dining Room, Eckerd College, 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg.
The Manatee County Library Foundation presents a luncheon with bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank (The Last Original Wife) at 11 a.m. Friday at Polo Grill, 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch. Tickets cost $45 at manateelibraryfoundation.org.
The Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library celebrates its centennial and Women's History Month with a luncheon featuring authors Connie May Fowler (How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly) and Doris Weatherford (Women and American Politics: History and Milestones) at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Maestro's Restaurant at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. Tickets cost $19.14; reservations are required. Call (813) 273-3616 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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